Praying for the Holy Souls – Part 4

+JMJ+ This is part  of a four-part series for November, the month devoted to the Holy Souls in Purgatory, during which we remember in a special way our loved ones who have gone on ahead, practicing devotions and praying for them. The Holy See extended the indulgences through November because of Covid-19, see notes below for links about that. The Catholic Book of the Month series continues on Thursdays for now. I’m still thinking about a topic for Mondays now that this series is at an end. 

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Praying for the Holy Souls – Part 3

+JMJ+ This is part 3 of a four-part series for November, the month devoted to the Holy Souls in Purgatory, during which we remember in a special way our loved ones who have gone on ahead, by practicing devotions and praying for them. The Holy See extended the indulgences through November because of Covid-19, see notes below for links about that. Also in the links are a couple of articles about Padre Pio and the Holy Souls. In this post are two videos, one about Padre Pio and his intercession for the Holy Souls and some encounters he had with them, and a video from the EWTN show, Living Divine Mercy on Why Purgatory Exists.

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Praying for the Holy Souls – Part 2

+JMJ+ November is the month devoted to the Holy Souls in Purgatory. It’s a time to remember our loved ones who have gone on ahead and to practice devotions and pray especially for them. The Holy See extended the indulgences through November because of Covid-19, see notes below for links about that.

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A Photo of my Catechism Crammed Full of Bookmarks

I’ve been reading the catechism as part of the Year of Faith. Of course, I’ve also been reading the catechism since it was released in English when I was working at a Catholic bookstore…when I was still a Buddhist! :O Seriously, I love this little book. I take it with me everywhere. It’s either in my car or in my bag or in my hands. And when I’m working on something else, I often cast longing looks at it until I can get back to studying it. The photo below shows my much-used and much-loved paperback copy after (yes, after) I cleaned out a bunch of old bookmarks to make room for new ones during this new year of study.

My paperback copy of the catechism
And this is after I cleaned out a bunch of old bookmarks

Note, October 31, 2020: Since the Year of Faith ended years ago most of the links I had at the end of this post are no longer active, so I deleted the entire paragraph. See the Resources section for up-to-date materials. And I’m planning a re-vamp of that whole section, too. In the planning and gathering information stage now.

New site, Christian Diversity

Announcing a new site, Christian Diversity, which isn’t mine but I am a contributor. We are a group of Christians from various backgrounds and traditions who have come together to cordially present and discuss views on Christian doctrines. The site has been up for a few days and our first topic has been Original Sin. Why not begin at the beginning, huh? ;)